As Britain eagerly rushes to ruin, the absurdities multiply. Will nursery school staff flag a Muslim child who shouts “Allahu akbar”? Or reads the Qur’an extensively? Of course not — that would be “Islamophobic.” So what will the signs be of a child at risk of “radicalization”? Strapping on a bomb vest during kickball?
And what are they going to with a child who is deemed to be an “extremist”? Turn him over to the local mosque to teach him the true, peaceful Islam that David Cameron and Theresa May assume must exist? And how will those mosques be vetted? Will Fiyaz Mughal give the government a list of mosques that are A-OK?
Absurd Britannia: it would be funny, if it weren’t so tragic. “Teachers and childminders to monitor toddlers for their risk of becoming terrorists,” by Tariq Tahir, Metro, January 4, 2015:
Toddlers could one day be monitored over fears they might become a terrorist.
Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report if they come across ‘at risk’ youngsters.
The proposal is contained in a 39-page consultation document issued by the Home Office in a bid to bolster its Prevent anti-terrorism plan, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
It identifies nurseries and early years childcare providers, along with schools and universities, as having a duty ‘to prevent people being drawn into terrorism’.
The paper states staff should trained so they can ‘identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimise terrorism and are shared by terrorist groups.
‘They should know where and how to refer children and young people for further help.’
But concern was raised over the practicalities of making it a legal requirement for staff to inform on toddlers.
David Davis, the Conservative MP and former shadow home secretary, described it as ‘heavy handed’.
No kidding, really?
He questioned whether staff are ‘supposed to report some toddler who comes in praising a preacher deemed to be extreme?’.
‘It is hard to see how this can be implemented. It is unworkable,’ he said.
No kiddong, really?
Isabella Sankey, the policy director at human rights body Liberty, said: ‘Turning our teachers and child minders into an army of involuntary spies will not stop the terrorist threat.
‘Far from bringing those at the margins back into mainstream society, it will sow seeds of mistrust, division and alienation from an early age.’
Yeah, bring Islamic jihadists and supremacists into mainstream society. That will fix everything.